Interpersonal Messages Communication and Relationship

ISBN-10: 0205688640

ISBN-13: 9780205688647

Edition: 2nd 2011

Authors: Joseph A. DeVito

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Interpersonal Messagesengages students with lively and accessible insights into interpersonal skill development while stressing the importance of politeness, cultural awareness, and ethical principles in everyday interpersonal interactionsInterpersonal Messages creates a foundation for students to understand the concepts of interpersonal communication and to develop the necessary skills to apply what they have learned through comprehensive coverage, exercises, and real life examples. With a focus on skill-building, this text helps today's students understand how to master interpersonal communication and relationship skills in every area of their personal, social, and professional lives.
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Book details

List price: $38.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 1/4/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Preliminaries to Interpersonal Messages
Foundations of Interpersonal Communication
Why Study Interpersonal Communication
The Nature of Interpersonal Communication
The Elements of Interpersonal Communication
Interpersonal Competence
Principles of Interpersonal Communication
Culture and Interpersonal Communication
Culture and Interpersonal Communication
Cultural Differences
Intercultural Communication
Perception and the Self in Interpersonal Communication
The Self in Interpersonal Communication
Perception in Interpersonal Communication
Impression Formation
Impression Management: Goals and Strategies
Listening in Interpersonal Communication
The Importance of Listening: Task and Relationship Benefits
The Stages of Listening
Listening Barriers
Styles of Listening Effectively
Listening, Culture, and Gender
Interpersonal Messages in Context
Verbal Messages
Principles of Verbal Messages
Confirmation and Disconfirmation
Guidelines for Using Verbal Messages Effectively
Nonverbal Messages
The Benefits of Effective Nonverbal Communication
The Functions of Nonverbal Messages
The Channels of Nonverbal Messages
Some Nonverbal Communication Skills
Emotional Messages
Principles of Emotions and Emotional Messages
Obstacles in Communicating Emotions
Skills for Expressing Emotions
Learn to Handle Anger: A Special Case Illustration
Skills for Responding to the Emotions of Others
Messages in Conversation
Principles of Conversation
Conversational Disclosure: Revealing Yourself
Everyday Conversation
Interpersonal Relationships
Advantages and Disadvantages of Interpersonal Relationships
Relationship Stages
Relationship Movement
The Dark Side of Interpersonal Relationships
Interpersonal Relationship Types and Theories
Relationship Types
Relationship Theories
Interpersonal Conflict Management
What Is Interpersonal Conflict?
Principles of Interpersonal Conflict
Conflict Management Stages
Conflict Management Strategies
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